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Pit & Quarry Weekly Report
DECEMBER 30, 2021
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Plenty to celebrate as 2021 nears an end
Aggregate production and pricing were up, trade shows returned and a historic infrastructure bill passed. P&Q's Kevin Yanik offers a year-in-review for the aggregate industry as 2021 comes to the finish line.
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Plus: What to expect from Pit & Quarry in 2022
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Martin Marietta purchases Hanson assets
Martin Marietta came to an agreement in the spring to acquire Lehigh Hanson’s West Region business. The acquisition involved 17 active quarries and gave Martin Marietta a coast-to-coast geographic footprint.
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Vulcan Materials acquires U.S. Concrete
This Vulcan Materials Co. deal was announced midway through 2021, with the nation’s largest aggregate producer acquiring all of the issued and outstanding shares of U.S. Concrete common stock. Look back on the mega deal, which involved 27 aggregate operations nationwide.
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What to expect in nonresidential construction in 2022
Although warehousing has fueled nonresidential construction of late, Dodge Construction Network’s Richard Branch expects other forms of construction within the category to pick up the pace in 2022. Find out what Dodge’s chief economist expects come the new year.
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Plus: What’s ahead for residential construction in 2022  
Photo: P&Q StaffRoad to Recovery
Check out Pit & Quarry's special series dedicated to helping producers navigate the economic downturn.
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MSHA in transition mode as 2021 approaches finish line
Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement, as well as what can be expected from the agency in the new year. Find out what they have to say.
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Plus: MSHA proposes mobile equipment safety rule
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Mergers and acquisitions back in a big way
FMI Capital Advisors’ George Reddin and Rob Mineo reflected on the merger and acquisition flurry that took place in the construction materials industry this year, as well as what’s ahead in 2022. Get the latest from this pair of P&Q contributors.
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Plus: Factors that fueled M&A activity in 2021
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Buyers, sellers come to grips with supply bottlenecks
The aggregate industry faced a number of equipment and part supply challenges in 2021, but companies learned to adapt to the quickly changing landscape. Get the latest on challenges in the supply chain.
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Plus: How to navigate and overcome supply chain challenges
How the infrastructure bill reached the finish line
Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, paid P&Q a visit last month to discuss the nation’s new infrastructure bill, the arduous process of passing it and what’s next for the industry.
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Structural changes coming to key construction markets
In his latest Aggregate Forecast, David Chereb focuses on fundamental changes that are sending nonresidential and residential construction in different directions. Find out why that’s happening.
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